Loose-fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study finds

13 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Loose fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study findsThough asbestos is set for review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the report likely won’t contain information about the risks of loose-fill asbestos insulation already found in homes, the effects of which is all too familiar. Read the rest of this entry »


Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds

10 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds aims to boost the body’s ability to recognize and fight cancer cells via the immune system, and mesothelioma researchers have honed in on as a way to fight malignant , which does not typically respond well to traditional treatment methods.

A new study conducted by Italian researchers suggests gene expression analysis is the way to determine which patients will best respond to immunotherapy, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. They claim studying gene expression in the mesothelioma tumors or the immune system cells that infiltrate the tumors can help identify those who would most benefit. Read the rest of this entry »


Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatment

8 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

450px Red wine in glass in restaurant 100x100 Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatmentRed wine has long been touted as a way to help keep your heart healthy, reportedly thanks to the antioxidants it contains. Research continues to show that chemicals derived from red wine could also be beneficial in preventing and treating malignant pleural . Read the rest of this entry »


Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in Senate

6 Nov 2017 by under News

Environmental Protection Agency logo 100x100 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in SenateThe (EPA) announced plans at the end of last month to limit its evaluation of chemicals under the , which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S.’s primary chemical management law. Read the rest of this entry »


Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to plan

1 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to planLoose fill asbestos is considered a health hazard due to an increased likelihood of it becoming airborne and being inhaled or ingested. It’s a risk with which the Australian capital of Canberra is all too familiar thanks to Mr. Fluffy loose asbestos . Read the rest of this entry »


Treatment options impact patient outcomes more than age

30 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf1 100x100 Treatment options impact patient outcomes more than ageBecause has such a long latency period, it’s easy to assume that age plays a major factor in patient surgical outcomes. However, a new English study has found being older does not automatically reduce a patient’s odds of benefiting from surgery. Read the rest of this entry »


Fire threat near Libby asbestos mine acts as ‘practice exercise’

27 Oct 2017 by under News
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When the West Fork Fire threated to encroach on the former W.R. Grace and Co. mine in , Montana, officials were preparing to deploy the Asbestos Response Plan. As MyMeso previously reported, the mine was spared from the fire thanks to a drop in temperature and an increase in rainfall.  Daily Inter Lake reports local, state and federal officials used the experience as test run in case the mine is not as fortunate in the future, though. Read the rest of this entry »


Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handling

25 Oct 2017 by under News

04 DEQLogo WhiteBG Web 100x100 Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handlingThe state of ’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is facing a lawsuit claiming it has failed to ensure waste is safely handled and properly disposed. Read the rest of this entry »


New peritoneal mesothelioma chemotherapy technique shows mixed results

23 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment
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While a new chemotherapy technique for peritoneal patients has shown promising results in , it includes a high risk for complications. Pioneered in Europe, pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) involves doctors “spraying” a solution of chemotherapy drugs directly onto tumors through small ports in the abdomen, according to Surviving Mesothelioma.

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Lack of take-home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justice

18 Oct 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Lack of take home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justiceThe story is sadly familiar: Workers unknowingly were exposed to while at a mechanic shop, shipyard or at an array of other potential places and contracted decades later, ultimately dying from the cancer. What about those people’s families? They are also at risk. got on their loved one’s clothes, in vehicles and on shoes. While giving a hug or while doing laundry, they were easily exposed to the same carcinogen as they would be at a mechanic shop or shipyard in a process known as secondhand or take-home exposure. Read the rest of this entry »